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Re: Stem direction wrong for white mensural music?

From: Benkő Pál
Subject: Re: Stem direction wrong for white mensural music?
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:23:47 +0200

> If I compile the following code (the start of Dufay's Ave Regina a3) with
> default settings, the stems follow modern style - some up, some down.  For
> ancient music (I'm not sure when this ended, but it certainly applies around
> the period up to 1500) the stems were always up for normal notes; -
> downstems showed other features - e.g. chromatic alteration on German
> tablatures.
> It's trivial to fix with a \stemUp, but I'd suggest this is a bug.  Does
> anyone else have a view, before I add it to the tracker?

music _prints_ do use downward stems, what's more, it's not at all systematical,
see e.g. the example in
so we are left to apply manual \stemUp's and \stemDown's
(I use a global \stemUp and hack closing longae to \stemDown).


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